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Honduras Mila de Lara Gesha

This is a micro-lot hailing from the San Andres region, on the border of Honduras and El Salvador. As a Gesha, this coffee has high perceived clarity and sweetness, translating to an exceedingly balanced cup. Expect notes of delicate florals and a lasting sweetness reminiscent of stone fruit.



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Level: Expressive Light  |  Agtron # 75.1


Variety:
Gesha
Process:
Elevation:
1650 Meters
Cup:
Peach, Milk Chocolate, Tonic Water, Honeysuckle
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Variety:
Gesha
Process:
Washed
Elevation:
1650 Meters
Cup:
Peach, Milk Chocolate, Tonic Water, Honeysuckle

Story

Benjamin Paz is a coffee producer, roaster, and exporter in Santa Barbara, Honduras. Outside of running his own successful coffee farm (He placed 1st in the Honduras Cup of Excellence this year) and roasting program, he is also the liaison for the greater Santa Barbara region through his mill and exporting company San Vicente. Benjamin manages hundreds of relationships with the producer group in Santa Barbara, connecting each with a roasting partner who can grow with each coffee producer they’re partnered with. A true legend of the industry, Benjamin does it all with a smile on his face and a deep love for coffee and the people that grow it.

Through Ben and San Vicente, we’ve established a sourcing program over the years with almost a dozen coffee producers in the area. Each season we visit with the people in the region, sharing meals and talking about the harvest and special projects. During our most recent visit, there was an unknown coffee that stood out on the table. We were struck by distinct florals and elegant sweetness characterized by dynamic acidity and a long aftertaste. Once we inquired about this offering, we discovered this microlot grown by Mila de Lara. A small-holder producer in El Cedral, Mila produces a few exotic varieties like this Gesha variety. We purchased this small lot with hopes to visit next season.

WASHED PROCESSED COFFEES
The washed process begins with coffee cherries delivered to the washing station, both from the primary market or from farmers bringing their coffee directly to the mill. The cherries are inspected, and an initial quick round of hand-sorting separates the defective coffees before placing them into the hopper. They are then funneled to the depulper, which removes the fruit from the seeds (beans). After that phase is done, the coffee is fermented underwater for approximately 12-36 hours. During this fermentation, a microbial de-mucilagation takes place, which allows the outer fruit and pectin layer to break down, making the coffee easier to dry. This phase also crucially alters the organic acids within the coffee, as sugars and organic acids are transformed, with the best washed coffees maintaining their complex fruit esters. Once the fermentation is complete, the parchment is emptied into the washing channels, where it is agitated with rakes to remove the last of the fruit layer. During this step, the water is refreshed to ensure its capability of separating the fruit layer from the seed. Once the washing is complete, the coffee is taken to the raised drying tables for sun drying.

Filter Brew Guide

Equipment: Origami with Cone Filter &

Coffee: 16g

Water: 250g @ 204°F

GRIND
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BREW

0:00 - Bloom - 40g
0:30 - Spiral pour - 110g
1:00 - Spiral pour - 180g
1:30 - Spiral pour - 250g
Drain 3:00

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Green Cost

The subject of paying for green coffee is inherently complicated. While the amount paid is very important, the payment terms and type of contract negotiated during the purchase are also paramount. Paying $5/lb of coffee can be a great price, but could be detrimental to a producer if the payment terms exceed that of their needs. Here we will dive into not only what was paid for the coffee, but how the coffee was purchased. There is a glossary of terms to be found below which will aid in your understanding of industry terms.

Farm Gate - This reflects what is paid to the producer of the coffee at the farm level. Oftentimes in terms of our relationship coffees, FOB is fairly close to the farm gate price, except for countries like Ethiopia and Kenya, when it is very difficult to trace back all the way to the producer.

FOB - Free on Board. This means that the seller is responsible for any overland fees that happen before the coffee is on board the ship. This is our most frequently listed green cost, as it is the most simple way to present what we pay a seller, but it does not reflect what the person growing the coffee was paid.

EXW- This most often reflects the 'spot' price that we paid for a coffee. All of the cost is paid by the importer, and more often than not the FOB price as well as the transport costs are unknown.

$15.01

Transportation

The price listed below is the cost we incurred for import and domestic trucking. Import and financing fees costs .60c/ lb, and domestic trucking from New Jersey was .09c / lb.

$0.69

Production Cost

$5.45

Fair Trade Min.

$1.80

C Market

$1.76

Cup Score

86.5

Lot Size

138kg

Transparency Grade

A+

Transparency

We as a company believe that transparency is unbelievably important. The point of listing things below is not to justify what we charge or what we profit, but to give a realistic snapshot of the industry and how Specialty Coffee can be different than other commodity industries.

$21.15
$15.01
$0.69
$5.45
$1.80
$1.76
86.5
138kg
A+

Transparency

We as a company believe that transparency is unbelievably important. The point of listing things below is not to justify what we charge or what we profit, but to give a realistic snapshot of the industry and how Specialty Coffee can be different than other commodity industries.

$15.01
$0.69
$5.45
$21.15
$1.80
$1.76
86.5
138kg
A+
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